Community Services includes the Code Enforcement and Community Development divisions. Together, these divisions aim to provide quality affordable housing, a suitable living environment, and economic opportunities, principally for persons of low-to-moderate income.
Neighborhood Empowerment Program Survey
Each year, the City of Denton sets aside $50,000 in funds for neighborhood empowerment projects. These projects allow neighborhoods to make improvements that benefit the community in shared spaces and the city matches funds up to $10,000 per project. The City of Denton needs your help to determine if the Neighborhood Empowerment Program needs to change in order to allow more neighborhoods in our community to utilize these funds.
The City of Denton's 2020 to 2022 Consolidated Plan and the 2020 Action Plan for Housing and Community Development are available for citizen review.
The City of Denton is committed to ensuring a balanced mix of housing types and opportunities are available to community members at different income levels. The City has prioritized supporting affordable housing as outlined in the Denton Affordable Housing Strategic Toolkit, as well as other strategic planning documents, such as the Consolidated Plan for Housing and Community Development. The toolkit outlines five recommended strategies with targeted activities to deliver housing interventions. Community Services and City Council are working to develop and implement the targeted activities within the toolkit.
The City of Denton works with residents and businesses to preserve the health, beauty, safety, and property values of the community. To achieve this goal, Community Improvement Services addresses property maintenance violations such as tall grass and weeds, trash and debris, junk vehicles, illegal outside storage, and dilapidated structures.
Community Development implements programs and projects that strengthen families and neighborhoods by partnering with human service agencies.
The City of Denton is engaged in multiple efforts to address homelessness and ensure every person in the community has a place to call home that is safe, affordable, accessible and supported by community resources.